I went for a drive to Wetaskiwin a small community south of Edmonton. They have a wonderful park called “Park by the Lake” where a lot of birds hang out and there are trails around the lake as well as a concession that sells many flavours of hard ice cream.

It was great to spot the pelicans resting on the wharf across the pond and I spotted a pair gliding above me.untitled-0069-2

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I saw three families of geese, one with the “teenagers”…untitled-0045-2

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The highlight of the day was finding a snake in the bushes which I observed for a while. It is a Prairie Garter Snake, about a metre long.untitled-0020-2

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Though tempted, I skipped the ice cream and considered seeing the snake the real “treat of the day”.

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